First released for the iPad, the Mac version of LetterMpress takes you a step up in resolution and control for creating authentic looking letterpress prints.

The Mac version includes:
• Full-screen and resizable desktop view.
• Prints can be created as high as 8192 pixels. That’s over 26” at 300 dpi!
• Up to 4x the output resolution of the iPad.
• Menus, mouse actions, and keyboard shortcuts for moving, scaling, and rotating objects on the press bed.


LetterMpress is a creative environment that lets you design beautiful compositions with vintage wood type and art cuts on a virtual hand-driven printing press.

LetterMpress gives you the experience of producing your designs on a letterpress — placing and arranging type on the press bed, inking, and then turning the hand crank to make a print.

Every step in the printing process is replicated on the Mac, to give you an authentic, interactive experience.

Try something new. Experiment. Have fun! You’ll soon see why the art and craft of letterpress is becoming so popular.

LetterMpress is easy to learn and fun to do, but it’s not a toy. Create designs with authentic wood type and vintage “art cuts.” You can mix custom colors and make multiple impressions on a single sheet. The specially designed studio environment lets you create and save several variations.

Once you have created your prints you can print, copy, or export. The files can be opened or imported by most popular graphics applications, allowing you to integrate authentic wood type and art impressions into your design palette.

With LetterMpress you can create:
• Fine art posters
• Event posters and mailers
• Invitations
• Music CD covers
• Greeting cards
• Scrapbook covers and interior pages
• Signage
• Calendars
• Framed wall art, and more...

Type and art that comes with LetterMpress is royalty-free for personal and commercial use.

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What's New

Version 1.4.0

• 5 additional typefaces:
Caslon, Devinne, Fanfare, German Gothic, Hebrew Sans.
- Fanfare and German Gothic include German characters like eszett and
   standalone diacritics like acute, grave, circumflex, and umlaut.
- Hebrew Sans represents a complete basic set of the Hebrew alphabet.

• 14 new pieces of art including linocuts created by artist Lisa Kesler.

• Fixed printing of ligature 'fi' in Bodoni Ultra.

• Fixed printing of 'Exclamation' in Bradley and Old Style.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Stumbled across this gem


I just happened to be looking though the Mac app store and saw this little gem begging me to buy it. The price I paid (£6.99) for the software is just amazing. The app is very professional, fairly easy to use, and creates great results. I say fairly easy to use because you do have to put some thought into the set-up for your poster, print, or artwork, but it's worth it. Each process can be saved and reused in other projects, so the user can save time in the future. The whole app is a reproduction of an almost lost skill of hand setting and printing text.

Highly Recommended.

A Beautiful Syntheis ...


… of the analogue and the digital. A wonderful reproduction of a LetterPress printing press. You can get some great results if your prepared to tinker, and oddly it’s very theraputic as you tweak it to get the results you want. I could do it much fast in PhotoShop and get the same results, but it wouldn’t be nearly as much fun :-D



I already had the iPad App and am pleased to see that the MacOS version maintains the high standards set by the original in terms of providing an authentic 'look and feel' to the creative and production processes. Whilst the original made excellent use of touch-screen imput, the desktop version has converted well to keyboard and mouse control. The added type cases and increased resolution are also useful bonuses.

Well done not only to the development team but also to the inspired enthusiasts who revived a fading skill and introduced it to the digital generation - Thanks !


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